Speak up on climate and energy this summer

3 May 2017

Bishop John Arnold and CAFOD campaigners during the Speak Up week of action 2016

This summer, you are invited to meet your newly elected MP. The Climate Coalition’s week of action, 1-9 July, is an exciting opportunity to speak up with poor communities across the world.

Sign up to the Speak Up week of action

Speak up to your MP

People in all corners of the country are preparing to speak up on climate change and renewable energy to their local MPs from 1-9 July.

Together with our friends in The Climate Coalition- representing groups such as Islamic Relief, the Women’s Institute and the Woodland Trust- we will speak up to protect the things we love from climate change.

This is your opportunity to make sure the concerns of the world’s poorest people are on your MP’s agenda, just a few weeks after they have been elected.

Sarah Croft, CAFOD Campaign Manager says, “We know MPs are influenced by face-to-face meetings with their constituents. Politicians represent our voice in parliament, and they can take our concerns right to the top. So by speaking up at this vital time, shortly after the general election, Catholics can remind their MPs of what really matters.”

Join the Speak Up week of action  

What can I do?   

Get together with your community to organise an event from 1-9 July, and ask your newly-elected MP to join you. We’ve got everything you need, including an event organiser’s guide, so sign up on the map below to get started.

You can also sign up to attend an event, even if you can’t organise your own. Search on the Speak Up map for events happening in your local area or register your interest and we'll be in touch. 

The Speak Up week of action builds on last year’s success, which saw 250 parishes, schools and communities across the country meet with their local MPs. From parish picnics and nature walks, tea parties and tree-planting, your efforts showed MPs how much their constituents care about action on climate change.

Speak Up with us this summer and put your faith into action.

 

Sign up to Speak Up

Download The Climate Coalition’s organiser guide

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